For exploring the city of Dubrovnik and its historic Old Town and unique City walls you will need a couple of days. If you decide to spend more time in this beautiful city, you might want to go on a day trip.
From Dubrovnik, there is a plenty to explore - the nearby Elaphite islands, Peljesac peninsula with picturesque town of Ston, the islands of Korcula and Mljet or maybe Konavle region - the countryside south of Dubrovnik.
In the text below, find some useful info about the best day trips from Dubrovnik to the nearby area.
One of the most popular destination for escape from Dubrovnik's tourist crowds are the Elaphites, sunny islands situated northwestern of Dubrovnik. These picturesque islands (Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan) are ideal spot for sunbathing and swimming during hot summer days.
Regular boat service from the port of Gruz make it possible to visit one of more islands in a day trip. Otherwise, there are many organised day trips to the Elaphites you can book and explore these beautiful islands.
Peljesac is the area of small fisherman villages, hidden beaches and vineyards. A visit to the peninsula of Peljesac is ideal for local food and wine tasting along with relaxing on the beach.
This area is famous for vineyards and wine production. The area of Ston is famous for salt production and oysters farming.
Several great restaurants with delicious sea-food can be found in the town of Mali Ston. If you are interested in sunbathing and swimming, head to Prapratno where beautiful sandy beach is situated.
Not far from Korcula there is a true gem among Adriatic's islands - the island of Mljet. This island is an ideal spot for those looking for untouched nature since the majority of the island is covered with thick pine forest, and western part of the island is a National Park. The best way to explore Mljet is to hire a bike and enjoy Mediterranean scenery and crystal blue sea.
Here you can visit village of Ljuta with its mill, numerous vineyards and olive groves, Sokol kula - viewpoint from where you can enjoy amazing views of the region. In Konavle you can get to know the tradition of silk production and buy beautiful Konavle embroidery.
In the area you will find local household which produce wines, fruits & vegetables. Konavle was in the past famous for silk production. Now this tradition is alive only for tourist purpose.
Konavle region offers various options for outdoor people. Here you can experience hiking and see mount of Snjeznica, vineyards and other farmlands, small rivers, pine trees and breathtaking Konavle rocks.
Cadmos Village is an adventure park situated in Konavle near village of Komaji hidden in unique oak woods. This is ideal place for families with children where you can escape from Dubrovnik's crowds.
Take a biking tour to Konavle and cycle through vineyards and olive groves, visit the village of Ljuta, see the old watermill and the Franciscan Monastery.